In July 1993, the city of Portland broke ground for the
arena now known as the Moda Center. Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and
then-mayor Vera Katz wielded backhoes to begin construction of the
Of course Lucier was doomed.
In May 2008, at the
height of the Bush recession, a scion of the Old Spaghetti Factory
empire rented prime space on the South Waterfront and spent $4 million
The Black Keys new album, Turn Blue, is big.It's not the sort of exponential up-scaling from Magic Potion, the band's last record as a legit two-piece, to the Danger-Mousified Attack & Release. But from frontman Dan Auerbach's sticky jam on the opener, "Weight of Love," it's a deeper, lower, louder album than its immediate predecessor, El Camino.The Moda Cent...
Drummer Pat Carney talks LeBron, band dynamics and his hometown’s best burger(s).
No surprise, Pat Carney still has the green MG convertible.
Carney got the car in March 2004, during the sessions for the Black Keys’ third record, Rubber Factory.
I know because it still had te
The view from the upper deck of any basketball arena is notably lacking once you’re off the concourse. So linger awhile at The Pines (1 N Center Court St., 797-9619),
the Moda Center’s spaciou
The greatest basketball player and blues duo of their generation come to the Moda center this week. Here's a map of their hometown.
Despite what Chrissie Hynde once sang,
there is still a downtown in Akron, Ohio. I went to college there, in
what turns out to have been something of a golden age. Most Fridays,
we’d pay a $
Way out in the Pearl there was this minimalist 15-tap bar…bar I wanna tell ya about, bar by the name of The Big Legrowlski (812 NW Couch St., 206-6481, biglegrowlski.com).
That’s the thematic
There’s no pumpkin in a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Obvious, right? Well,
there’s often no pumpkin in pumpkin beers. The flavors you associate
with round, orange squash come mostly from the spices co
In theory, at least, the area surrounding Portland State
University needs more bars. The school has 30,000 students, making it
our state’s largest such institution, and yet the bar scene aroun
Hops get all the credit, but yeast does a bunch of the
work. Even those big, juicy fruit flavors you like in an IPA are often
due as much to the yeast strain as Citra or Simcoe. Tropical Thunder,